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September 26, 2006
My sister tells me a secret. Some of the decisions she made regarding Mom's care were for the good of her own marriage. Her husband of 15 years had endured Mom living with them for the last few years of her life, some of it in their home, where there was little space and no privacy. I could have had her at home at the end, my sister tells me, but it would have cost me my marriage. In the end, Mom would still be dead and Rob would be alive, and I wanted him with me. Such incredible wisdom.